Honoring 9/11 Victims With Service

Saturday marks the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks when terrorists hijacked airliners, flying two into the World Trade Center towers in New York City and one into the Pentagon. Another hijacked plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania when passengers fought back against the hijackers.

Gov. Bev Perdue announced that national service programs, AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will participate during the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. Members will participate in food drives, collecting and distributing non-perishable food to their local food banks and pantries.

One such project is taking place through the ECU College of Education, Project HEART. Members and volunteers will be holding canned food drives to benefit the food banks. They will also package food for needy families in Greenville on Saturday from 9 a.m - 12 p.m. They also plan to bag potatoes for supplemental meals for families. For information contact Betty Beacham, program director at (252) 328-1849.

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